Sending SMS to individual contacts is pretty easy on any phone. But when it comes to a group text or sending a mass text, reality hits hard in the face. Okay, I exaggerated that. Doing a group discussion is not that difficult. If you are curious about creating group text on Samsung Galaxy phones then you have landed on the right page.
There are different ways to group chat from Samsung Galaxy phones. However, group chat on Samsung Messages is different from what you find on instant messaging apps like WhatsApp. Think of it as broadcasting a message. Don’t be confused. We’ve covered the basics in the first section below.
Let’s see three ways to create group text on Samsung Messages app.
Important things to know about group chat on Samsung phones
Before going into the methods, there are some important things you should be aware of while messaging using the Samsung Messages app.
- Group texts are only intended for sending texts. This means that if someone replies to the message you sent in a group, the reply will be displayed in that contact’s discussion thread on your phone and not in the group message.
- The reply to the group message will be sent to the sender only and not to all group members.
- Recipients of the group message will only see your contact when they receive a group message, that is, they will not see other contacts in your group. For them, the message will appear as a normal message and not as a group message.
- You can only add a maximum of 20 participants in the Samsung Messages app.
Now on to the methods.
Method 1: Create a group chat by adding contacts in the Messages app
One of the easiest ways to text multiple contacts is to use the Samsung Messages app itself. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Launch the Messages app. Tap the Compose icon to start a new message.
2nd step: Type the name of the first recipient to whom you want to send the message. In the same box, continue to type the names of the other contacts. You can also tap the add icon (+) to insert more contacts.
You will see all the contacts who will receive the message in the Recipients section. Tap the small delete icon (-) next to the contact if you accidentally added a bad contact.
Step 3: Once you have added all the participants, type your message in the available box and finally click on the Send button.
When the message is sent, the group text will remain in your inbox. You can open the same conversation in case you want to message the same people again.
Method 2: Create group text using Contact group in Contacts app
Samsung phones provide a great way to send text or email to multiple people using the contact group feature. Contact groups are accessible from the Samsung Contacts, Phone, and Messaging apps. This is the ultimate solution for creating group texts since you only need to add the contacts once.
We will tell you how to use contact groups in the Samsung Contacts app.
Step 1: Open the Samsung Contacts app. Tap the three bar icon on the left side to open the sidebar.
2nd step: You will find groups. Tap on it to expand it. Tap on the desired group in which you want to massage the text. If you haven’t created a group, tap Create group.
Step 3: Enter a group name in the available box. Tap Add member to add contacts to the group. Finally, tap Save.
Step 4: Once a group is created, open it from the Contacts app sidebar. You’ll also find it in the Phone app under the Contacts tab.
Step 5: In the group, tap the three-dot icon and select Send message.
Step 6: The Samsung Messages app opens with the pre-filled recipients in the contact group. Type your message in the input box and press Send.
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Method 3: Create group text using Contact group in Messages app
Contact groups, once created, are also accessible from the Messages application. So you don’t need to open the Contacts or Phone app.
To send group text using contact group in Samsung Messages app, follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Samsung Messages app. Tap the write icon.
2nd step: Tap the add icon (+) next to the Recipient text box. Scroll down a bit on the recipients screen and you’ll find Groups. Tap on it.
Step 3: Select the group to which you want to send a message. You will be asked to choose the contacts for the group. So tap on the contact names. If you want to send a message to all group members, tap All at the top. Press the Done button after selecting the contacts.
Step 4: You will be redirected to the message composing section of the Messages app. Enter your message and send it.
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How to add or remove people from group text
To do this, open an existing group conversation in the Samsung Messages app. Tap the three dots icon at the top. A sidebar will open. Tap Add or remove people.
To remove someone from the group, tap the remove icon (-) next to their name. Tap on the contact from the list that you want to add to the group. Finally, tap Done.
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Last updated Oct 25, 2020
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